Yandex Browser is a freeware web browser developed by the Russian web search corporation Yandex that uses the Blink layout engine and is based on the Chromium open source project. The browser checks webpage security with the Yandex security system and checks downloaded files with Kaspersky anti-virus. The browser also uses Opera Software's Turbo technology to speed web browsing on slow connections.
Distinguishing features of the Yandex.Browser include the following:
Different "new tab" screen with a Windows 8-style interface and specialized widgets for popular services (e.g. the gmail widget shows number of unread messages).
User data sync with the Internet and other devices running yandex.browser, including tabs, bookmarks, history, passwords, settings and more.
Integrated keyboard layout switcher in omnibox: e.g. if user frequently visits gmail.com and starts typing "пьф" ("gma" with Russian keyboard layout) and presses Enter, the user will then be taken to gmail.com and not to the search page for "пьф" (as is the case in Chrome, for example).
Integrated translation: selecting any text shows a popup button which, when pressed, shows a translation of the text to Russian using Lingvo.
With version 1.1 Opera Turbo has been integrated to speed up the loading of web pages over slow internet connections and reduce data usage